Remembering Willie Dixon

I was looking into song writers and found the story of Willie Dixon.  This icon of the Blues was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 1st, 1915, and lived a full life until his passing 77 years later on January 29th 1992.

The library has some of his music, and the story of his life.  There were also many  articles on him in our biography database, “Gale Biography in Context“.

It’s always neat to see who was the real author of popular songs, and then which artists performed those songs over the years, and how they changed the interpretation. Whether they are still relevant…

Now when I hear some old songs, I can think, “Thank you Willie Dixon!”

 

 

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